mystery solved

rencontre mariage gratuit sans inscription admittedly,

click over here i am easily distracted.

this will come as no surprise to any of you.

so when i was driving down the road and saw this new, unexpected, sun spot

it grabbed my attention.

i actually had to pull over to keep from watching it dance and bob

instead of responsibly watching the road.

and i sat there a few minutes

twisting and turning myself about trying to locate the reflector until

the idea of reversing my i-pad camera came to me.

so i reversed and took a quick pic. lo and behold:it was my new magpie fibers Christmas necklace.

it is so cool.

and oh so functional since it opens up releasing

all those little metal circles which are useable stitch markers.

clever, right?

laziness is the mother of invention?

i do not often take long trips from home.

there is just too much good stuff keeping me here,

but i have just returned from 5 days in d.c. for tnna summer conference.

it was hot. it was fun. it was exciting and funny and inspiring

…and today the exhaustion has hit.

i got partway unpacked,

(not halfway, but making progress)

and decided to take a break. ‘after a break i’ll be recharged,’

i tell myself, ‘and being recharged will make the unpacking go faster’.IMG_4311c

so i picked up the dreamy ‘rhinestone cowboy’ colorway

that i had started in on before the trip.

this is swanky dk from magpie fibers and … ooh la la!

with the ribbing finished, i was ready to dive into

the wild oats stitch pattern i’d planned on

(from wendy bernard‘s ‘up, down, all-around stitch dictionary’).IMG_4314c

problem: it requires a cable needle, and i’m simply too tired to fuss with one.

i do want to knit, though,

and i’m excited about knitting this hat.

what’s a tired to the point of laziness designer to do?

i made something up. starting with ‘wild oats’, i fudged it, frogged, and fudged it again,

until it looked like it just might possibly work up into something good.

i’m only now seeing how this is going to come together,

but i really like it

and even more importantly today,

it’s cool without being fussy so i can enjoy the knitting itself.

i feel like i pulled a little folded bit of paper out of a glass jar and won something.

actually, that did happen,

but i’ll save that story for another day.

if you need me for anything i’ll be right here.

this afternoon and this evening = knitting.

‘laziness’ taken from 12:24 of proverbs.